I have been sick since I left BlogHer on July 19th. I definitely got influenza which can kick your butt for a long, long time. For me, it’s a kind of weakness and some nagging chest congestion that’s slowing me down. A different medical problem this past week really had me knocked down (drug reactions? NO FUN!)
I kind of fooled you all by finding draft posts that I thought I had published. Made it look like I was feeling better and back to my old self. Well, it was my old self though I was not back. Now I’ve run out of those posts. (note to self: when healthy, rebuild that draft bank.) Oh, darn! I have to start writing again.
I got to the gym (finally) for 3 days last week – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Then that remnant bit of the flu combined with nasty new drug side-effects had me knocked on my butt. I could barely leave the house; I could not drive; there is no way I could go to the gym.
I missed my gym. The stupid cardio, the boring floor exercises, the frustrating balance stuff, and delicious weights. Missed it all! It doesn’t matter that I was physically unable to be there; that I would be dangerous in there.
I missed my gym.
Things began to turn around Saturday evening. I kept grabbing my small hand weights and playing around with them. Not doing anything very serious, but working on concentrating on a muscle group and working it. Feeling the squeeze.
Sunday I finally got back!
Since I still feel like I’m getting my fitness back, I took things fairly easy. A simple 20 minutes of cardio at a fairly low pace. A set for the hip flexors. Chest press with easy 15# hand weights; bicep curls with a 20# bar. Some sitting rows. Squat sled – I hate thee, but I worked thee! – and leg press. Just under an hour of work.
My mind cleared completely while I was in there working. My mood improved… and there was peace, love and happiness everywhere around.
OK. that might be going too far.
But I am back to my calm, easy-going mood.
So how was your weekend?